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Postby The Weakest Suit » Tue May 05, 2009 10:13 pm

Librivox is a website where volunteers make audiobooks from novels in the public domain. downloading is free.
so far, i have listened to Dracula, and am currently listening to The Woman in White, and the Sci Fi Short Story Collection 1.
check it out. Dracula is a good place to start. i knew nothing about the real story before i listened to it and ended up enjoying it very much. the way different chapters are read by different people keep the experience fresh (except for the woman who sounds like she's on valium).
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Postby HeuristicsInc » Tue May 05, 2009 11:24 pm

i listened to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court from Librivox on the way to SongFight Live in Atlanta, it was a lovely time. I can dig it.
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Postby Caravan Ray » Wed May 06, 2009 12:25 am

This look cool.

Thanks Suit - I will check it out.
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Postby ken » Wed May 06, 2009 9:28 am

Very cool.
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Postby Mostess » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:39 pm

I've listened to so much librivox at this point I think I'm karmically required to record something. Hopefully something short.
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Postby Mostess » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:41 pm

Also, for those of us with children, librivox has a *ton* of children's literature. Nothing like story time on automatic pilot.

But if you demand something glossier, the StoryNory podcast cannot be beat.
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Postby signboy » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:19 am

heh, that's funny. We have been listening to audiobooks lately, particularly the Graphic Audio serieses. (a movie...in your mind)
We recently tried The Strain, read by Ron Perlman, and he's such a boring reader that we were talking about making some audiobooks of our own, complete with foley effects, just so people don't have to listen to Hellboy trying to read.
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Postby Paco Del Stinko » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:31 am

I am reading "Townie" by Andre Dubus III. A memoir of growing up toughin my hometown, and the relationship with his author father. He doesn't change names or places much and if does, they are easily recognzable. Uh, to me, anyway. Very excellent, about a third of the way in, it can only become more gripping as it goes. He also wrote "House of Sand and Fog".
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